Kenya arrests bootleggers defying ban on ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

Global News

Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street is so rife with sex and drug use it had to be edited in order to avoid the dreaded NC-17 rating in the U.S.

But the cuts weren’t nearly enough to satisfy the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB), which outright banned the film in the country, citing its “extreme scenes of nudity, sex, alcohol, drug taking and profanity.”

A film being banned might not normally matter when you can readily buy contraband copies of it on the street, but Kenyan officials are taking this ban so seriously they’re arresting bootleg traders.

It’s been nearly a month since the board ordered the ban and since that time officials have reportedly arrested at least 30 people for selling copies of the Oscar-nominated film, according to the BBC.

“We are doing this for the sake of our children and our women,” KFCB communications officer Eva…

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